This breakfast is a great way to bust out of the norm. I was getting a bit tired of oats and wanted something with more texture.
Recipe: Serves 1
In a sauce pan, bring a heaping 1/4 cup dry quinoa, 1/2 cup coconut milk, and 1/4 cup water to boil.
Let it boil for a couple minutes and then reduce the heat. Let it simmer until it becomes thick and the quinoa is puffy.
While it is simmering, throw in a handful of raisins, 1 tsp vanilla, a dash of salt, and cinnamon. Remove from heat once the quinoa has ‘popped’ and is soft. This should take about 12+ minutes. If it starts to get dry and the quinoa isn’t soft enough yet, just add more coconut milk or water and let it cook a bit longer.
Scoop the porridge out into a bowl. Add a nice little moat of coconut milk if you wish. Top with a spoon full of melted coconut butter and dust with cinnamon. You could also put a bit of vanilla yogurt in there. (I wouldn’t recommend adding plain yogurt because it will mask the coconutty sweet flavor)
Quinoa * This super food has more protein, fiber, and nutrients than rice, oats, and basically every other grain.
Cinnamon * I just gushed about this a post ago but basically cinnamon is full of antioxidants and helps keep blood sugar levels stable!